Yenagoa is Local Government Area and the capital city of Bayelsa state, Nigeria. Its headquarters is situated in the town of Yenagoa (the State capital). Yenagoa is the traditional home of the Ijaw people. The Ijaw form the majority of the state. English is the official language, but Epie-Atissa language, one of the Ijo languages, is the major local language spoken in Yenagoa.